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What went wrong with Ski yoghurt? What went wrong with Ski yoghurt?

Earlier in the week a nostalgia themed Twitter feed, Golden Memories and Silver Tears, asked followers one of those deep and meaningful questions. What went wrong with Ski yoghurt?

Which tv show needs a sci-fi makeover? Which tv show needs a sci-fi makeover?

Which tv show needs a sci-fi makeover? Which might seem an odd question to be prompted by a show about a bunch of twenty-something lawyers. Today is the anniversary of Amy Jenkins’ This Life, a snazzy drama that captured the zeitgeist of Nineties Britain. If you haven’t seen This Life, hunt it down. It is funny, sad,…

Yum yum, bubble gum, stick it up ... Yum yum, bubble gum, stick it up ...

It’s Bubble Gum Week. Never really liked the stuff myself, though I did want the collector’s cards that came in some packs.

Pie of the Day - Lamb Pie Pie of the Day - Lamb Pie

I cooked lamb chops today. And very good they were too. But at the end of Pie Week it seemed right to make a nod towards the humble Lamb Pie. If you are thinking of a Georgian or Victorian scene where the pieman hoists a tray of meat pies above his head as he walks through the London squalor, chances are those pies…

Pie of the Day - Pork Pie Pie of the Day - Pork Pie

This is what did for Ernie. A stale pork pie. Now I have thought about it, I fancy one. I will have to go without though.

Pie of the Day -  Fish Pie Pie of the Day -  Fish Pie

This pie doesn’t gave pastry. If you know a shepherdess who swims it might be possible to rustle up an interesting Surf’n’Turf Pie. Might have to put that to the test.

Pie of the Day - Chicken Pie Pie of the Day - Chicken Pie

What came first? The chicken pie or the egg pie? Quick confession. I hated chicken pie. There was something wrong with such things. Tasteless, soggy, just not right. Keep them away from me.

Pie of the Day - Apple Pie Pie of the Day - Apple Pie

It had to be. The American symbol of the cult of Momism is today’s pie. Apple pie. The humble apple pie is pretty staple here as well. My grandmother used to let the spare room to exchange students. A French student who went on to become a firm family friend extended his stay picking fruits at a local orchard (yes,…

Pie of the Day - Pancake Pie Pie of the Day - Pancake Pie

This isn’t the pie I was going to mention. But it is Pancake Day. Can’t imagine trying this - unless somebody cooks it for me - but having made a joke about Pancake Pie I discovered there are loads of things that adopt this moniker.

Pie of the Day - Steak and kidney Pie of the Day - Steak and kidney

Chances are I will crack open a tinned Fray Bentos Steak and kidney pie rather than make my own. Besides where can you get the ingredients these days? Still, given that it is Pie Week perhaps I should have a go at making my own?

White rabbits! 

White rabbits! And Happus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi. Don’t let the bunnies near the daffs.

Spot the deamon Spot the deamon

Auntie Beeb and the ladies at Bad Wolf have dropped a teaser trailer for His Dark Materials. I’m hoping the tv series will have more life than A Discovery of Witches.

Moonbase Alpha makes a return Moonbase Alpha makes a return

Something to watch out for if you are in the UK. Forces TV which is currently running UFO and Buck Rogers is lining up Gerry Anderson’s Space:1999 for a rerun. Love it or loathe it, the tale of the Moon being blasted out of orbit has some stunning moments (Talking of UFO, they are also airing Special Branch so some…

Happy Birthday, Red Dwarf Happy Birthday, Red Dwarf

This makes me feel old. The Dwarf is 31 today. Give or take a million years.

Hey, you guys like walls (and I don't mean sausages) Hey, you guys like walls (and I don't mean sausages)

There was an item on The One Show last night which highlighted a true history of walls that divided a community - and it still has repercussions today. Cautionary tale or wot? Couldn’t find a clip, but did find this...

Something we are not leaving Something we are not leaving

Only 48 days to you-know-what and 98 days to the Eurovision Song Contest. This is the UK entry. Apparently singer Michael Rice has previous form with The X-Factor talent contest in 2014.

White rabbits White rabbits

Have a frosty February.

Doctor Strange was Fluff's pick of the pops Doctor Strange was Fluff's pick of the pops

So while I was having a rummage through old boxes and contemplating the entertainment merits of a Roll-a-run Hulk kit, I flipped through other issues of Marvel UK’s 1982 series The Incredible Hulk. Issue 25 is an odd beast.

Rock out with a roll-a-run Hulk  Rock out with a roll-a-run Hulk 

Oh we knew how to have fun back in the day! Truth be told, I had entirely forgotten that. This isn’t a comic that sticks in my mind, but I obviously shelled out an extortionate 25p to buy it and subsequent issues. The Marvel Revolutionary Hulk Comic had vanished up its own wazoo. The home grown strips had all but…

 A kouple of kwizzes and a KLF komedy  A kouple of kwizzes and a KLF komedy

A couple of quizzes for your delectation.

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